Mr Guilherme Forbes > Stocche Forbes Advogados > Sao Paulo, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

Stocche Forbes Advogados
04538-132 SÃO PAULO SP

Work Department

Project Finance, Infrastructure, Mergers and Acquisitions, Banking and Finance, Regulated Industries, Public Law, Power, Oil & Gas e Concessions and PPPs.


Partner of the firm.


Guilherme has been working for over 20 years in financial and corporate transactions involving companies and assets in infrastructure, industrial and real estate sectors. Guilherme was an international associate at Dewey Ballantine LLP, in New York.


Portuguese and English


Member of the Brazilian Bar Association.


Bachelor of Laws Degree (LL.B.) from Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de São Paulo (USP) – 1998. Masters in Laws Degree (LL.M.) from the London School of Economics – 2003.

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Energy and natural resources > Hydrocarbons

Stocche Forbes Advogados is a popular destination for both domestic and international oil and gas clients seeking assistance with large financing and business transactions involving upstream, midstream and downstream assets and companies. The practice, which is noted for its experience in public law-related matters, experienced a recent increase in mandates pertaining to public bids in the context of Petrobras’s divestment programme, interaction with public agencies and regulatory issues. Guilherme Forbes leads on several M&A and financing transactions pertaining to the hydrocarbons sector, while project finance and capital markets matters are some of Frederico Moura and Bruno Gandolfo‘s legal specialisms. Mariana Saragoça in São Paulo regularly guides clients throughout all stages of public procurement and the regulatory process. Miriam Signor left the firm in April 2022.

Brazil > Projects and infrastructure

(Leading individuals)

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With ‘extensive knowledge of the market and precedent’, Stocche Forbes Advogados fields a sizeable and specialised projects team, which attracts instructions from domestic and international clients in relation to project finance, development and restructuring transactions. Projects in the energy and natural resources sectors – including power, oil and gas, and mining  – are a particular focus for the department, which is also seasoned in advising on public law and regulatory matters concerning infrastructure projects in Brazil. Founding partner Guilherme Forbes has a strong background in financial and corporate transactions involving infrastructure assets, and is often engaged by large banks and corporations in the financing and structuring of projects in Brazil. Frederico Moura focuses on project finance and capital markets deals, while Bruno Gandolfo is recommended for M&A in regulated sectors. Marco Saliba, whose areas of expertise include cross-border financing transactions and construction contracts, recently joined from Proton Energia. Miriam Signor is no longer at the firm.

Brazil > Banking and finance

Stocche Forbes Advogados is experienced across a wide range of debt transactions, from complex acquisition financings and structured products through to high-profile debenture offerings and project finance mandates. Clients of the firm benefit from its deep bench of partners, including Marcos Ribeiro for debt capital markets, and versatile name partner Guilherme Forbes, Henrique Filizzola and Bruno Gandolfo. The project finance side, which also includes Frederico Moura, was further boosted by the arrival of new partner Marco Aurélio Saliba, a former in-house counsel at Proton Energia. Former partner Miriam Signor left the firm in April 2022.

Brazil > Restructuring and insolvency

Stocche Forbes Advogados has a multidisciplinary restructuring and insolvency practice, with versatile partners handling a broad mix of judicial and non-judicial proceedings. The firm is particularly active on the creditor side, where it regularly assists major banks and bondholders as well as trade creditors. Recently, the firm has been involved in several high-profile mandates in the infrastructure and energy sectors, and also assists investors in matters connected to non-performing loans and distressed assets. Guilherme Gaspari Coelho and Bruno Gandolfo handle both contentious and non-contentious insolvency procedures, working closely with partners in the finance team, including Guilherme Forbes, Frederico Moura and Henrique Filizzola.